When can you claim pain and suffering?

When can you claim pain and suffering?

When can you claim pain and suffering under a WorkCover claim? There are two points under a WorkCover claim in Victoria where you can claim for pain and suffering. The first is an impairment lump sum claim and the second is a common law claim. An impairment claim in...
The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process (Vic) This page will look at the WorkCover settlement process in relation to each of the main WorkCover entitlements that a person may claim. Medical and like expenses and weekly payments settlement process If the WorkCover insurer has...
WorkCover claim settled: now what?

WorkCover claim settled: now what?

WorkCover claim settled: now what? When most people refer to their WorkCover claim having settled, what they’re usually referring to is that they’ve settled a lump sum claim. This article will look at what happens once your claim has settled. Impairment benefit...
WorkCover claims process flow chart

WorkCover claims process flow chart

WorkCover claims process flow chart Below is a WorkCover claims process flow chart that outlines the WorkCover process in Victoria. On the left, you have the ‘no fault entitlements’. These are entitlements can be claimed by a person regardless as to...
Sick leave or WorkCover?

Sick leave or WorkCover?

Sick leave or WorkCover – what should I take? If you suffer a work related injury, you may consider using your sick leave instead of lodging a WorkCover claim if you need time off work. For example, you may wish to do so if you have a significant amount of sick...
WorkCover rights Victoria

WorkCover rights Victoria

An outline of your WorkCover rights (Victoria) People on WorkCover often do not known what their rights are. This is understandable, as for many, they’ve never needed to lodge a WorkCover claim before. Here’s a list of your WorkCover rights as an injured employee for...
WorkCover or income protection?

WorkCover or income protection?

WorkCover or income protection? WorkCover is designed to assist people if they’ve been injured or suffered a condition that has some connection to employment. Income protection is a type of insurance that is designed to pay you a regular benefit if you can’t work...
Compensation for workplace bullying

Compensation for workplace bullying

All about obtaining compensation for workplace bullying in Victoria. Workplace bullying is behaviour that is repeated and unreasonable, and is directed towards a worker or a group of workers, and creates a risk to health and safety. Workplace bullying can occur...
WorkCover payouts for neck injury

WorkCover payouts for neck injury

WorkCover payout for neck injury If you suffer an injury to your neck at work there are a few different options open to you to pursue compensation. We have covered compensation that relates to medical expenses and income replacement benefits elsewhere. The two types...
WorkCover payout for back injury

WorkCover payout for back injury

WorkCover payouts for back injury When you injure your back at work there are a number of different compensation options open to you. What we will cover in this article is lump sum compensation. Compensation relating to medical expenses and weekly payments are covered...
All about WorkCover Common law

All about WorkCover Common law

All about WorkCover WorkCover Common law damages claims in Victoria What is common law? The term ‘Common law’ refers to precedents and authority set down by court decisions developed over hundreds of years. When courts make decisions, in certain cases...